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Strong Partnerships Lead to Successful Renovation of Magistrate Courtroom in Huntington, WV

GSA recently renovated the Magistrate Courtroom in the Sidney Christie Federal Building in Huntington, WV.  The collaborative renovation team was able to restore the original architectural and interior design features of the historic 1910 building while enhancing space accessibility and information technology capabilities.  

The previous layout of the courtroom had proven ineffective and was hampering court proceedings.  The judicial bench station is now centered within the space, and the repositioned jury boxes and relocated judicial entrance provide a more functional courtroom layout.  

Renovations included all new interior finishes, accessibility enhancements, and upgraded information technology including power/data/audio/video/security systems.  The project team maintained historical features and repurposed furniture by refinishing the existing millwork, repairing bench seating, and reupholstering existing furniture.  In addition to reclaiming existing materials, the project also included the installation of a new decorative tray ceiling and millwork, as well as historically significant lighting.

Terry Deppner, Clerk of Court, U.S. District Court, Southern District of WV, provided kudos to the project team.  β€œThe collaboration we enjoy with GSA at the local level is always top-notch.  There was a good communication system that kept all stakeholders and team members informed throughout the project, which undoubtedly contributed to the success of this courtroom build.”

Strong partnerships among GSA, our federal clients and contractors continue to lead to good business decisions that create value for the federal government and the American taxpayer.

This article is part of the Summer 2014 issue of the FOCUS newsletter. Please visit the Focus Newsletter page to read our newsletter. To subscribe to FOCUS, complete the online subscription form.


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